ONVIF and SIA partner for developing new access control standards


The next-generation of highly secure access control standards will be developed as a result of the collaborative efforts of the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) and the Security Industry Association (SIA).

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The Security Industry Association developed the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard that addresses interoperability among peripheral devices, such as card readers and security control panels. Based on the RS-484 protocol for point-to-point serial connection, OSDP seeks to take the place of the industry’s longtime Wiegand protocol (also a SIA standard) for communicating among access control devices.

The new, more secure OSDP standard is already being implemented by numerous manufacturers and SIA’s next step is to expand OSDP into the IP networked environment. That’s where SIA’s interests converge with those of ONVIF, which has led development of IP standards, including its new Profile C for access control.

ONVIF and SIA have now formally announced their plans to collaborate and harmonize their respective initiatives related to access control.

“Both SIA and ONVIF recognise that our respective access control efforts to date are complementary, in that we have been approaching the goal of access control standards from two different angles, ONVIF at the system level and SIA more targeted between peripheral devices,” says Per Bjorkdahl, chairman of ONVIF’s Steering Committee. “We anticipate our mutual support and collaboration [in the future] will result in a more comprehensive outcome that provides greater benefits to the industry.”

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